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    Ratchet Bar Clamp

    Ratchet Bar Clamp

    I wanted to try to make a clamp from mostly wood (except for the threaded rod of course)

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    So I made this Ratchet Bar Clamp from a 3/4" baltic birch plywood bar, and notched it like a sawblade.
    I could then make the sides of the sliding tail stock from 5/8" baltic birch plywood, and a lever for a movable stop.
    The stop lever for the notches are spring loaded with a rubber band.

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    The head stock (with the threaded rod) is also laminated from 5/8" and 3/4" BBP, and pinned with dowels
    I tapped the threads directly into the wood, and this far it still works great after plenty of use.
    I lubed it with some candle wax. If it strips, I just insert a T nut.
    The handles are made from 1" wood dowels with foam bicycle handle grips on it.

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    I made a video on building this clamp:

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    Kool, great work
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    Thanks Bellevue Woodshop! We've added your Ratchet Bar Clamp to our Clamps category,
    as well as to your builder page: Bellevue Woodshop's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Thanks Bellevue Woodshop! We've added your Ratchet Bar Clamp to our Clamps category,
    as well as to your builder page: Bellevue Woodshop's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:

    Thanks, I made a reply to you in my other thread about my builders page: Automatic Miter Saw Fence Stop post #16
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